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Farmer moving milk churns, Lower Hewton Farm

Farmer moving milk churns, Lower Hewton Farm Okehampton, 18 December 1973 More like this

Alf Pugsley, Lower Langham

Alf Pugsley, Lower Langham Lower Langham, Dolton, May 1974 More like this

Rocky coast

Rocky coast Ilfracombe, June 1990 (approx) More like this

Fred Hooper, milk lorry driver, collecting...

Fred Hooper, milk lorry driver, collecting... Sheepwash, April 1978 More like this

Vicarage fete

Vicarage fete Torrington Vicarage, July 1983 More like this

John Bennett, traveller

John Bennett, traveller Addisford, Dolton, April 1980 More like this

Listening for the hounds

Listening for the hounds Halsdon, Dolton, December 1976 More like this

Early Morning, Burrington

Early Morning, Burrington Burrington, April 1983 More like this

Phil Gent cleaning out a ditch

Phil Gent cleaning out a ditch Mousehole or Mons Hall Farm, Iddesleigh, January 1981 More like this

Carnival float: Witches of Bideford,1682

Carnival float: Witches of Bideford,1682 Bideford, September 1973 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

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by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

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